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Vidya Malavade talks about not playing ‘quintessential good wife’ in ‘Dr. Arora’

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Actress Vidya Malavade, who plays the wife of actor Kumud Mishra in the series ‘Dr. Arora’, has talked about her character Vaishali and the challenges of not essaying a “quintessential good wife”.

In the show, Vidya’s character leaves her husband because of his inability to perform.

Talking about her character, Vidya said: “It was very challenging for me to play the character because I think the thing about emotions is more of what she was holding back and giving out very less. But there was everything that was inside of her.”

“There was so much inside of her to sort of hold back everything and perform there are not many lines that she says. Everything that is happening is in her presence, body language, eyes and her face. There is very little that is said except in the end.

She even spoke about the intimate scene she shot for the show.

“The intimate scene was emotionally and physically driven which was difficult in terms of just performing that.”

Vidya shared that the show’s creator and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali even praised her for her performance.

Shedding more light on her role, she said: “She is not playing the good wife who succumbs to her husband’s inability but she is rather brave enough to say I’ll move out of it. In the 90’s in a small town I don’t even know how many women had that kind of courage but she didn’t play the quintessential good wife. It was a big challenge.”

Created by Imtiaz Ali, directed by Sajid Ali and Archit Kumar, the eight-episode web series ‘Dr. Arora’ also starring – Vidya Malvade, Shekhar Suman, Vivek Mushran among others, released on SonyLIV on July 22.

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Bombay HC extends relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in case filed by Sherlyn Chopra

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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in a case registered against her by another model. 

Justice MS Karnik extended order of no coercive action Ms Sawant till February 1 as the complaint sought to file an intervention application. 

A model and actor had filed an FIR against Ms Sawant alleging that the latter circulated her obscene videos to the media and made derogatory statements against her. 

Amboli police had booked Ms Sawant and her lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt on November 8, 2022, under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 509 (insulting modesty of woman by act, word or gesture) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (transmission of obscene content in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

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ABHM activists booked for ‘Pathaan’ protest

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A case has been registered against activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) who protested at a cinema hall in Agra against screening of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathaan’.

SHO, Rakabganj, Pradeep Kumar said that the incident occurred within the limits of Rakabganj police station of Agra where a case was registered against five or six unidentified people.

Meanwhile, a Home Department spokesperson said that the state police has been directed to maintain vigil on outfits that have given a boycott call or plan to oppose the release of the movie on Wednesday.

The police have been also directed to take action against anti-social elements as well as maintain law and order.

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Esha Gaur makes B’wood singing debut with ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’

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Singer Esha Gaur, who has sung title tracks for TV shows, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatts ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’, which stars Avika Gor in the lead role.

Sharing this information, Esha acknowledged that it was her mother who discovered her singing talent when she was very young, and credits her for the way her career has shaped up.

“My biggest work achievement till date is ‘1920’,” Esha noted.

“I am from a doctor’s family; my father, brother and grandfather are doctors,” Esha said, adding: “My mother had an inclination towards singing and she figured out the singer in me when I was four-year-old, and because of her my musical journey came out so well. I have done Master’s in music.”

Esha is well-known for singing the title tracks of TV shows such as ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhi’ as well as ‘Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega’ in ‘Lakeerien’ and ‘Rangrezz’ in ‘Apna Time Bhi Aayega’.

Talking about her first break, she said: “I performed in the Sangam Kala group in 1994, where I won the first prize. Kalyanji-Anandji called me after looking at my performance and that was the biggest achievement in my singing career.”

Asked who her favourite singer is, she shared: “Asha Bhosle, as she is so versatile which is what I like the most. Also, I think everybody should choose to be low profile as it’s the best thing you could give yourself.”

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